Finding Brave Beauty in A Season Full of Change + A Giveaway

Exactly two days before the eagerly anticipated first day of school, my husband and I decided to homeschool our oldest daughter. She’s struggled with dyslexia the past five years and we just didn’t have a peace about sending her back to traditional school. Everything was fine and dandy until the weekend before school when her…

How To Escape the Overcommitment Trap | By Karin Peters

“That is not your circus and those are not your monkeys!” My mom’s favorite quote echoes in my mind when I feel suffocated by too many projects or the lack of checks on my to-do list. This is usually when I fall face first into the overcommittment trap. Often, I feel so overwhelmed by my…

The #1 Reason Christians Need to Revisit the Ten Commandments

When was the last time you thought about the Ten Commandments? I mean, really thought about them… God’s words, carved on stone by His own hand, a gift to His chosen people. [Tweet “The Ten Commandments are God’s words, carved on stone by His hand, a gift to His people.”] I sometimes wonder what it…

Do You Believe God’s Love is Enough? | By Kate Hendrick

When it rains, it pours. We’ve all heard the saying and most of us have experienced a few emotional and spiritual floods in our lifetime.   A gentle rain quickly escalating to a full on deluge; gushing water sweeping us off our feet and threatening to hold us under the current until we’ve nothing left…

Why I take a Summer Blogging Break + 4 Simple Ways to Keep in Touch

Have you ever grown a zucchini plant? Or had a neighbor who grew a zucchini plant? If so, then you know that zucchini plants are productive little buggers, and gardeners are often searching for ways to dole out the abundance. Well, I planted NINE zucchini plants in my garden last year. I’m not sure what…

Is the Christian Life REALLY the Best Life?

A 2002 study by the Southern Baptist Convention’s Family life Council found 88% of the children in evangelical homes leave church at the age of 18. Eighty-eight percent. Of  those who leave, only 60 percent will ever return. Scary, right?!? This article was inspired by a message I delivered to the students of Rapid City Christian…